Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Clippy's useful Tips. Number 1

i came across this wonderful tip in my December issue of  Good Housekeeping.
you might find it very useful one day.
i know that it's going to help me out a lot this winter.

Walk Like a Penguin
Gotta cross an icy parking lot to get to your car?  Try the technique recommended by the U.S. Army: Bend your knees a little, point your toes out slightly, and extend your arms out to your sides - then take very short steps or walk with a flat-footed shuffle, keeping your centre of gravity over your feet (not leaning in any direction.)

I can just see you now.
Try doing it with a straight face and without saying "arp, arp"
(isn't that what penguins say?)

Let me know how that works for you.
You're welcome.


Steve said...

Penguins also slide down slopes on their naked bellies. Should I be doing that as well? ;-)

Clippy Mat said...

That could come under Clippy's useful tips Number 2. :-)

Trish @ Mum's Gone to... said...

I thought people only walked like that when they'd cacked their pants! Will keep it in mind though, ta very much.

ChiTown Girl said...

Clippy! Are you making fun of me?! I walk like that all the time. ;-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my. Perhaps I should walk like this on the beach?
Thanks for always giving are making the world a better place; One funny walker at a time.

Clippy Mat said...

Don't forget now. And if you ever have a cack accident keep it in mind. I aim to be helpful. :-)

Cheech: Naturally I thought of you when I wrote this post. ;-)

Suz: My work is not in vain. :-)

the fly in the web said...

I know people who walk like this....without snow.

Mark said...

I once went to nightclub at which the dare amongst my friends was to pick a really attractive girl (or boy for the lasses).... then dance like a farmer!

Lakeland Jo said...

this will definitely be me- especially this year. I absolutely dread the ice and snow

Gill - That British Woman said...

I should have read this, this morning, before I slipped on my backside while carrying the ashes from the fire down the hill!!!


Clippy Mat said...

Fly: Me too, my other half describes them as 'duck toed, spla footed and knock kneed.' :-)

Mark: How do farmers dance then?

Jo: Get yassell a pair o' them grapplin' iron thingys for the bottom of ya shoes pet. AND then walk like a penguin. Gan canny. :-)

Gill: See! Clippy's useful tips come in handy eh?

Anonymous said...

hey mom! just checking in and see you're doing loads of blogging!! love it :) i especially like the penguin walk lol. i can just see you now. be careful in that icy canadian weather and drive careful.

love you lots, jenn

Clippy Mat said...

Hey Jenn: I wish you would start your blog up again. YOu would have so much to write about. and it's fun! :-)